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Back in 2008, Catholic law professor Doug Kmiec raised eyebrows—and ire—among his fellow(?) conservatives by saying of the most pro-abortion candidate in history, ” I do not understand Senator Obama to be pro-abortion . . .

For his vocal support as an “Obamacon,” Kmiec was made ambassador to the tiny country of Malta. But now Kmiec is being scrutinized by the State Department:

A key Catholic supporter of President Barack Obama complained Friday that a government audit criticizing his work as the U.S. ambassador to Malta reflects some State Department officials’ hostility toward expressions of his religious faith.

The report by the department’s inspector general rebuked Douglas Kmiec for spending too much time writing and speaking about subjects such as abortion and his religious beliefs, while neglecting ambassadorial duties. Kmiec was a well-known conservative law professor and commentator before being appointed ambassador in 2009.

Kmiec said he would not apologize for how he has conducted himself in the job.

[ . . . ]

Kmiec said the criticism of his outspoken religious views was “especially odd” because his friendship with Obama began out of a common view that “too much of politics had been used to divide us, sometimes by excluding people of faith.”

Indeed, it is “especially odd” that Obama would appear to be supportive of people of faith and then allow this to happen. After all, it’s not like the president to convince his supporters that he holds one view when he intends to do just the opposite.

(Via: Helen Rittelmeyer )

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